Escalating GBV cases troubling—BCP

Daisy Bathusi
Daisy Bathusi

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) said it is concerned with the escalating cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV), many with fatal consequences.

BCP Secretary for Labour and gender expert, Daisy Bathusi said just in one week, seven people, including one man, fell victim to the so-called passion killings.

“This is shocking, especially since research has demonstrated that for every single case of GBV reported, there are five more out there unreported. This alarming state of affairs calls to question the effectiveness of all intervention strategies that have been deployed to combat this menace,” Bathusi told The Monitor on Sunday.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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